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Expert in Surfactants & Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing


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He has done an extensive work in the area of the new product development of the "Surfactants". This relates to the following: 1. Development of the counter product similar to what the competitor manufactures. 2. Raw material substitution in the existing product to achieve cost reduction or improvement in the performance of the product. 3. Development of an entirely new formulation to suit the customer's requirements.

He can scale up the work done in the lab to the pilot plant & then to the plant. The lab process & equipment conditions are different from that of the pilot plant or the plant which necessitates changing the process parameters. This is possible only after studying the process & the lab work thoroughly.

A typical Surfactant manufacturer has to produce a large no. of products so as to satisfy his customers. In such a scenario, the job of "Production Planning” is very important. He is conversant with the following: 1. Understanding the customers' needs 2. Knowledge of the inventory 3. Controlling the man, machine, materials available & ensuring their proper utilization. 4. Maintaining the quality & delivery schedules.

The existing products may not give the desired performance due to a change in the process conditions at the customer's end. This necessitates "product improvement” in the areas of the formulation or the change in the process conditions. He has a wide expertise in this field.

He is fully conversant with all the unit operations: viz.condensation,blending,polymerization,esterification,distillation,etc.involved in the "product manufacturing".

It is an essential function in the production of any chemical product. It involves "in process" & "finished product testing”. He is fully conversant with all the methods of analysis of the "Surfactants."

It is necessary to control all the process parameters in a chemical process to achieve the quality product. This involves "instrumental" as well as "manual" process controls. The production control techniques & methods vary from product to product. He has a thorough knowledge of all the production control techniques involved in the manufacture of the surfactants.

He is conversant with the following functions associated with the research & development: New Product Development Improvement in the existing products to meet the customer's requirements. Substitution of the existing ingredients in a formulation or a product with the cheap raw materials, wherever possible, to achieve the cost reduction without affecting the performance of the product.

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new product development

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pilot plant scale-up

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planning

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product improvement

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product manufacturing

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product testing

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production control

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research and development


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   M.Sc.   Organic Chemistry   University Dept.Of Chemistry Of Nagpur University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Operations

 

Ethoxylates Operation Specialist

 

Opeartions of the 40 KTA ethoxylates plant

2001 to 2005

 

Project Management and Development Company , Saudi Arabia

 

Engineering

 

Ethoxylate Specialist

 

He worked as support to the Engineering Team in the areas of the Conceptual engineering, Preparation of the feasibility report, Basic engineering design, Project Management Contractors bid evaluation, etc. related to the world class 3.5 billion dollar Cracker Project.

1996 to 2001

 

Auchtel Products Ltd (Formerly Henkel Chemicals (India) Ltd)

 

R & D

 

R & D Manager

 

He was involved in the supervision of the following: Day to day Production of the Ethoxylates &Textile/Leather/Paper Chemicals.The total production was around 3000 TPA. The major products were Sodium Naphthalene Sulfonate Formaldehyde Condensates, Antistatic Agents viz. LV 40,Spin Finishes viz. 2152 P, Leather Chemicals, Paper Defoamers, Paint Additives, Fertilizer Defoamers, Ethoxylates, etc. Research & Development: Development of the new products in the field of Textile /Leather/Paper Chemicals Modifications of the products as per the customer requirements. Changes in the products to achieve the cost reduction. Technical Services: Attending to the customer complaints Preparation the Sales Literature, Specifications, MSDS etc. Stimulation of the Performance Tests wherever possible after studying the use at the customer's end.

1982 to 1996

 

Sunshield Chemicals Ltd,Mumbai

 

Technical

 

Technical Services Manager

 

He worked in the following areas:· Production Manager from Nov.1982 to Dec 1990: Supervision of the day to day Production of around 2400 Tons of Ethoxylates & Textile Auxillaries viz. Textile Softeners, Dye Fixing Agents, Spin Finishes Wetting Agents, Resins, Turkey Red Oil, Acid Slurry etc.along with the Ethoxylates of the alkyl phenols, fatty alcohols, fattyAmines, ammonia, esters, etc, Propoxylates like L61, L64 etc. CABS, Fertilizer Defoamers, Mineral Oil Emulsifiers, etc. Managing a work force consisting of 100 workers, 15 supervisors. Development Manager from Jan 1991 to March 1993. Active part in the commissioning of 3000 TPA Nonyl Phenol Project. Modifications in the existing products to meet the customer requirements. Active part in the commissioning of the 1800 TPA Chlorosulfonation Plant involving the manufacture of SLES,2 EH Sulfate,Lissapol D,Kryptoanionics, etc. Factory Manager from April 1993 to August 1995 at Ambernath and Pali Units of the company. Factory Management Liaison with Govt. Authorities Labor Handling Technical Services Manager from September 1995 to July 1996. Market Research Attending to customer complaints Preparation of the Product Literature Modifications in the existing products to meet the customer requirements.

1977 to 1982

 

Hico Products Ltd,Mumbai

 

Lab/Production

 

Chemist/Supervisor

 

Lab Chemist from Nov.1977 to Nov.1978: Quality Control, Troubleshooting work related to the production of the surfactants. R & D Chemist from Nov.1978 to Jan 1982 Chlorosilanes Project: Laboratory scale studies followed by scaling up to the Pilot Plant Shift Supervisor from Jan 1982 to Nov.1982 on the Ethoxylation Unit of the company.

2007 to 2009

 

Reliance Industries Mumbai

 

Projects

 

Manager

 

He worked as support to the Engineering Team in the areas of the Conceptual engineering, Preparation of the feasibility report, Basic engineering design, Project Management Contractors bid evaluation, etc. related to the world class ethoxylates/ethanolamines project


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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2005   Saudi Arabia   He worked with Project Management and Development Company in Saudi Arabia as “Ethoxylates Specialist/Senior Chemist”. The job involved Support to the Engineering Team in the areas of the Conceptual engineering, Preparation of the feasibility report, Basic engineering design, Project Management Contractors bid evaluation, etc. related to the world class 3.5 billion dollar Cracker Project.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  
English  

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert in the Manufacture, Quality control, Development, Technical Services of the following products: Ethoxylates of Alkyl Phenols, Fatty Alcohols, Fatty Amines, Vegetable Oils, Esters, Ammonia etc. Polyethylene Glycols, viz.PEG 200/400/600/1500/4000/6000. Propoxylates like L61, L64 etc. Sodium Naphthalene Sulfonate Formaldehyde Condensate Resins like Urea Formaldehyde Textile Chemicals like Softeners, Dye Fixing Agents, Wetting Agents like DOSS, TRO, Spin Finishes like 2152 P, Antistatic Agents like LV 40,Coning Oils, Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsions, Printing Binders based on Butyl Acrylate, Styrene, etc. Paper Chemicals like Defoamers, Finishing Agents, and Deinking Agents etc. Paint Chemicals like Antisettling agents, Emulsifiers, etc. Oil Field Chemicals like Demulsifiers, Corrosion inhibitors, Defoamers, Oil Spill Dispersants, PPD etc. Nonyl Phenol Cosmetic Chemicals like SLES,2 EH sulfate, Kryptoanionics, Lissapol D, EGMS, EGDS, Cocodiethanolamide, Cocomonoethanolamide, Cocobetaine . Leather Chemicals like Fat Liquors, Finishing agents, Biocides, Synthetic Tanning Agents. Antioxidants like TNPP, Styrenated Phenol Sorbitan Esters like SMO, SMP, SML Fertilizer Defoamers Mineral Oil Emulsifiers Dye Intermediates like Sodium Picramate, Picramic Acid, 2, 4 Dinitrophenol.


 

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